Definition of Capitol in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkapɪt(ə)l
(usually the Capitol)
  • 1The seat of the US Congress in Washington DC.
  • 1.1 (capitol) US A building housing a legislative assembly: the work is on display at the Utah state capitol
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    • The sun was already over the capitol making the glass buildings shimmer and glow in the light.
    • Boyd lived four blocks from the capitol in a seven-story apartment building.
    • Legislators appear at state capitols or in Washington, DC, every year as representatives of their constituents.
  • 2The temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.


from Old French capitolie, capitoile, later assimilated to Latin Capitolium (from caput, capit- 'head').

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